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Alessandro Nesta

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Alessandro Nesta (Italian pronunciation: [alesˈsandro ˈnɛsta]; born 19 March 1976) is an Italian professional football manager and former player. Usually deployed as a centre-back, he is widely considered one of the best defenders of all time. He was best known for his pace, artistic tackles, elegance on the ball, distribution and tight marking of opponents.He made over 400 Serie A appearances in a 20-year career spread between Lazio and AC Milan, winning domestic and European honours with both clubs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alessandro Nesta has received more than 2,243,477 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Alessandro Nesta is the 373rd most popular soccer player (up from 430th in 2019), the 1,678th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,672nd in 2019) and the 27th most popular Italian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Alessandro Nesta ranks 373 out of 16,880Before him are Petr Čech, Julen Lopetegui, Masafumi Hara, Marcelo, Wesley Sneijder, and Branko Zebec. After him are Angelo Schiavio, Nobuo Matsunaga, Oliver Bierhoff, Alain Giresse, Robin van Persie, and Hakan Şükür.

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Among people born in 1976, Alessandro Nesta ranks 21Before him are Ruud van Nistelrooy, Audrey Tautou, Patrick Kluivert, Diane Kruger, Colin Farrell, and Scott Adkins. After him are Guti, Simone Inzaghi, Patrick Vieira, Elsa Pataky, Armin van Buuren, and Sam Worthington.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Alessandro Nesta ranks 1,678 out of 4,668Before him are Agostino Barbarigo (1420), Ippolita Maria Sforza (1446), Grimoald, King of the Lombards (610), Mino Raiola (1967), Claudio Merulo (1533), and Antipope Eulalius (310). After him are Angelo Schiavio (1905), Clodia Pulchra (-94), Giuseppe De Santis (1917), Francesco Solimena (1657), Anthony Maria Zaccaria (1502), and Giulio Clovio (1498).


Among soccer players born in Italy, Alessandro Nesta ranks 27Before him are Vittorio Pozzo (1886), Giovanni Ferrari (1907), Lorenzo Buffon (1929), Valentino Mazzola (1919), Gaetano Scirea (1953), and Marco Materazzi (1973). After him are Angelo Schiavio (1905), Gianfranco Zola (1966), Gianpiero Combi (1902), Gennaro Gattuso (1978), Salvatore Schillaci (1964), and Gianluca Vialli (1964).